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Are there any maps of Greenfield Lake and the trails and fixtures from the mid-1960s?

Gail Calloway

Greenfield Lake Park today. Click on the map to enlarge it, or download a copy from the city’s website.

Greenfield Lake was originally a series of creeks. In 1730, Dr. Samuel green built his rice plantation “Greenfields” on the creeks. He developed the creeks into a mill pond and spillway to run his mill.

We were unable to locate any maps from the 1960s, but the city of Wilmington has plenty of maps showing the outline of the lake. Click here to download a map of Greenfield Lake from the city’s website.

Running parallel to the lake is the 4.48 mile path.

The Parks and Recreation Department can help with maps that show the small developed areas between the path and the lake. There is a path marker at the main entrance to the park. This paved path following the lake shore has mile markers and 2 wooden bridges for crossing. There is an ascent of 62.34 ft. with a maximum elevation of 52.49 feet.

The lake averages 4 to 7 feet in depth. Scenic Greenfield Lake is considered oneof the area’s most beautiful places to walk, jog or bike ride.


What was Greenfield Park called during World War II?

What happened to the merry-go-round at Greenfield Park?


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